The Architecture of Emergence
The Evolution of Form in Nature and Civilisation
By (author) Michael Weinstock
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Architecture of Emergence by Michael Weinstock
Book DescriptionEmergence is one of the most exciting new fields in architecture today, gaining interest from not only academics and students but also leading professionals, with directors from Fosters, Arup and Bentley Systems all attending the most recent symposium on the subject at the Architects Association, London. As a concept, Emergence has captured the zeitgeist, embodying the pervasive cultural interest in genetics and biological sciences. In the sciences, Emergence is an explanation of how natural systems have evolved and maintained themselves, and it has also been applied to artificial intelligence, information systems, economics and climate studies. The potential of the mathematics of Emergence that underlie the complex systems of nature is now being realised by engineers and architects for the production of complex architectural forms and effects, in advanced manufacturing of 'smart' materials and processes, and in the innovative designs of active structures and responsive environments.* The first book to provide a detailed exploration of the architectural and engineering consequences of this paradigm, and a detailed analysis of geometries, processes and systems to be incorporated into new methods of working.* Sets out a new model of 'Metabolism' that uses natural systems and processes as a model far beyond the minimising environmental strategies of 'sustainability'.* www.architectureofemergence.om
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470066331
(245mm x 189mm x 19mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Feb-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Weinstock
System City, Paperback (July 2013)
A radical shift is taking place in the way that society is thinking about cities, a change from the machine metaphors of the 20th century to mathematical models of the processes of biological and natural systems. This book focuses on the design of the thousands of new cities needed for an expanding world population.
Architecture of Emergence, Hardback (February 2010)
Emergence is one of the most exciting new fields in architecture today, gaining interest from not only academics and students but also leading professionals, with directors from Fosters, Arup and Bentley Systems all attending the most recent symposium on the subject at the Architects Association, London.
Techniques and Technologies in Morphogenetic Design, Paperback (March 2006)
Architectural Design series Morphogenetic Design: Techniques and Technologies introduces a new approach to architectural practice based on the interrelation of concepts such as emergence and self-organisation with the potentials of the latest developments for fully integrated design evolution, manufacturing and construction.
Emergence, Paperback (May 2004)» View all books by Michael Weinstock
Emergence is an important new concept in artificial intelligence, information theory, digital technology, economics, climate studies, material science and biometric engineering. It is a development which is set to inform not only the construction of buildings, but also the composition of new materials.
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Author Biography - Michael Weinstock
Michael Weinstock is an architect and a distinguished academic. He was born in Germany in 1948, lived as a child in the Far East and then West Africa, and attended an English public school until he ran away to sea at age 17 after reading Conrad. His years at sea were spent in traditional wooden sailing ships, with shipyard and shipbuilding experience. He studied architecture at the Architectural Association, and has taught there since 1989 in a variety of positions from Workshop tutor through to Academic Head, and has published, taught and lectured across the world for many years.
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